Kernel panic - not syncing: No init found


#1

I received my new Raspberry Pi & Brick Pi, but have not been able to get onto it.

I bought the pre-formated BrickPi SD card.

I first tried technique 2 connect through an Ethernet cable but VNC could not connect.

Next I tried technique 1 just plugging in a TV, keyboard, & mouse and discovered that during boot the Pi is getting an error:
Kernel panic - not syncing: No init found

Searching other Raspberry Pi sites it seems this is associated with incompatible SD cards. Have others had this problem?


#2

Hey BobBoothe, it sounds like your SD card is corrupted. We can send you a replacement pronto, can you contact us through our contact page (http://www.dexterindustries.com/contact.html) with your order details? We’ll send a replacement and arrange for a return.


#3

If you don’t want to wait on a return you can try to reformat the SD Card, you can try to reformat the card and use the directions here (http://www.dexterindustries.com/BrickPi/getting-started/pi-prep/) for installing the image.